Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mid to Late 1860's Bodice

From the seller:

This antique Victorian Civil War era bronze silk fringe trim afternoon bodice top dates from the 1860s. It is hand stitched, made of a golden brown bronze color silk moire fabric, with a umber color silk fringe tassel trim around the yoke and sleeve cuffs. This beautiful bodice top would have been worn during the afternoon and has a high rounded neckline, long full sleeves with white lace trim cuffs, a short cropped fitted waist and silk covered buttons down the front for closure. It is fully lined in a brown cotton twill fabric inside. The bodice measures 15 inch long, with a 24 inch waist, 34 inch bust, 15 inch back and 19 inch long sleeves. It is in good wearable condition, with only some small faint discoloration stains (see close-up). This a wonderful piece of wearable Civil War era Victoriana textile art!

From Me:

I'm thinking about 1866 on this one.

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